Attend a 2021 Gala!

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) hosts galas in cities across the US. At each, a Humanitarian Award is presented to a leader in the local medical community who has committed to fighting melanoma through exemplary patient care, cutting-edged research or scientific leadership. Courage Awards are also given to individuals who have shown tremendous strength in their personal battles with melanoma. The 2020 gala season was entirely virtual, but the inspiring courage and dedication of our community continues to be a cause to celebrate!

2021 Galas:

The MRF will host 3 galas in Fall 2021, celebrating the melanoma communities in Chicago, Denver and New York City! Stay tuned as additional details including dates and venues will be available soon!

September 23, 2021

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October 14, 2021

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November 4, 2021

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Past Galas

In 2020, due to public health guidance related to COVID-19, the MRF hosted virtual galas in San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York. Despite not being able to gather in person, these events raised 1 million dollars for melanoma research! We look forward to in-person celebrations as soon as it’s safe to do so to create new memories like these photos of past events on the MRF Facebook page. For further information about MRF galas, to purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or make a tax-deductible donation, please contact the MRF at (800) 673-1290 or email [email protected]. Please note, the MRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

To volunteer with a Gala Planning Committee, please email [email protected]. The MRF also hosts many other special events, such as seminars, 5k run/walks, and educational symposia and webinars. Browse upcoming events.